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Star Wars: Legacy of the Jedi (A The Last JediT) - SPOILERS INSIDE

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These are my edit ideas for The Last Jedi

Edit list (so far):
-Color Correct entire movie to remove yellowish green tint
-Add custom Walt Disney 20th Century Fox intro
-Add custom crawl (draft: https://brorlandi.github.io/StarWarsIntr...6df5XXuDMe)
-Add Rey arriving at Ahch-To
-Remove the artsy shots throughout the movie
-Remove Poe’s single fighter assault on that incompetent dreadnought and all of the ridiculous dialogue in the scene
-Retain the Resistance fleeing, but remove the opening bombing scenes and place them later in the movie
-Remove Finn’s leaking suit scenes. We’ll just see him wake up
-Remove the Finn Rose subplot distraction in its entirety
-Remove Leia’s space force fairy scene. We’ll see the bridge get hit, but no one will go flying out in space.
-Remove Luke throwing the saber, remove quippy dialogue on the island.
-Remove as much of the porgs including the Chewbacca scene
-Remove the native island nuns
-Remove Luke milking the creature (at least we know where blue milk comes from now)
-Remove Luke’s ridiculous fish spear scene
-Remove Rey’s finger snaps during her force vision in the dark side cave
-Lessen Kylo Ren’s tantrum in the turbo lift
-Remove the Yoda scene (I get the message that was intended, but the scene was terribly executed imho)
-Remove Luke’s matrix bullet time movements
-Remove distant ship in the sun as Luke becomes one with the Force
-Add iris out to credits

Introduction Teaser
https://vimeo.com/248649293
Sources: Official TFA Blu Ray; Official TLJ Trailers
Slight color correction that isn’t quite there. I’ll wait for the official release before putting a ton of time into correcting the color.
https://digmodification.wordpress.com/projects/the-last-jedit-a-future-digmodification/


Thanks to theryaney for the poster edit and Title

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50 seconds of opening credits (ding!)

The Empire did nothing wrong

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I really liked 90% of your Rouge One edit, so I am sure I will mostly like this one.

I’ve just seen the movie once and need to watch it again to really focus on each detail.

I admit the bombing scene was kind of strange. Slow … and I mean SLLLOOOOOWWWW moving bombers? It was goofy.

It seemed like the only purpose of the whole scene is for Poe to later “learn” about his hoy-headedness and needlessly sacrificing people.

Anyway, I will follow this edit!

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Yes to everything except
Rey snapping, I thought it was neat, maybe on second watch it’s. Corny?
Ship in the sun as Luke disappears? Don’t know what your talking about.

Maybe you can consider ending tfa with the falcon leaving and start tlj with the end of tfa then you can have a larger space of time pass instead of it seeming immediately after tfa

My fan edit ideas
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Return-of-the-Sith-Revenge-of-the-Jedi-by-marduk666/id/17356

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marduk666 said:

Maybe you can consider ending tfa with the falcon leaving and start tlj with the end of tfa then you can have a larger space of time pass instead of it seeming immediately after tfa

I appreciate that constructive feedback 😃

If you’ve seen Heir to the Force, that’s exactly what I did. Luke was never seen in that edit as he last scene was the Falcon entering hyperspace.

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Yes and yes. I get that he was supposed to be another plug for “you don’t have to be a Skywalker to have the Force”, but I thought it was forced and inconsequential. Even if that kid shows up again, we don’t need to see him. This was a Marvel moment, imho.

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Somebody had the idea of opening the movie with canto bight. Finn is simply awake. You cut maz Kanata explanation. Cut the drippy Finn scene. Cut scene with rose and him in the escape pod and she zaps him. The last scenes (minus the ring) could set the stage as part of the canto bight sequence either at the front or at the end of it. Truncate this sequence a lot overall. Cut the chase. Cut the beach landing. They find DJ in jail and get on the stolen ship back to the fleet. Then cut to TFA chewie and Rey landing on achto.

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BleuAsh said:

Somebody had the idea of opening the movie with canto bight. Finn is simply awake. You cut maz Kanata explanation. Cut the drippy Finn scene. Cut scene with rose and him in the escape pod and she zaps him. The last scenes (minus the ring) could set the stage as part of the canto bight sequence either at the front or at the end of it. Truncate this sequence a lot overall. Cut the chase. Cut the beach landing. They find DJ in jail and get on the stolen ship back to the fleet. Then cut to TFA chewie and Rey landing on achto.

I like he idea of Finn already being awake. That would imply time has passed. I’ll have to think about this one. The crawl would need to set these scenes up but I’m not sure we have a reason for this to happen without he opening scenes.
I suppose this movie could start with the implications that the Resistance is going to cut off the snakes head so to speak. Finn could be locating a slicer that will allow him to infiltrate the flag ship of the First Order and destroy it from within. That could go wrong and they could trace the Resistance base through the band Finn is wearing leading to the opening scenes. Hmmm, I’ll have to think about this one more. Thanks for spurring on this thought. 😃

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DigMod said:

BleuAsh said:

Somebody Neverar had the idea of opening the movie with canto bight. Finn is simply awake. You cut maz Kanata explanation. Cut the drippy Finn scene. Cut scene with rose and him in the escape pod and she zaps him. The last scenes (minus the ring) could set the stage as part of the canto bight sequence either at the front or at the end of it. Truncate this sequence a lot overall. Cut the chase. Cut the beach landing. They find DJ in jail and get on the stolen ship back to the fleet. Then cut to TFA chewie and Rey landing on achto.

I like he idea of Finn already being awake. That would imply time has passed. I’ll have to think about this one. The crawl would need to set these scenes up but I’m not sure we have a reason for this to happen without he opening scenes.
I suppose this movie could start with the implications that the Resistance is going to cut off the snakes head so to speak. Finn could be locating a slicer that will allow him to infiltrate the flag ship of the First Order and destroy it from within. That could go wrong and they could trace the Resistance base through the band Finn is wearing leading to the opening scenes. Hmmm, I’ll have to think about this one more. Thanks for spurring on this thought. 😃

My idea was to open with Rey on the island so that the normal version of TFA could be viewed before this, and only after time has passed on the island would the Resistance plot begin on Canto Bight. Of course with DigMod’s TFA edit this ‘time has passed’ idea would be easier.

I hadn’t considered changing the plot to one of assassination, but that would go a long way towards making the finale work: ‘That’s how we’re gonna win. Not fighting what we hate, saving what we love.’

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Part of me likes that Star Wars is going back to anybody can use the force, as it really takes a shit on midichlorions. I just always felt that the Jedi were able to use the force, because they were trained to hone it. It’s basically like if Disney bought Dragon Ball, and some little kid at the end of their movie made a damn spirit bomb. Forget about training for years and meeting King Kai…nope…everyone can just make a spirit bomb now.

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Valheru_84 said:

Highly doubt a fanedit can save this movie for me as there’s just so much wrong with TLJ but these are the most promising plans for an edit that I’ve seen so far.

Good luck and God speed Digmod!

Val

I do know what you mean … a lot of the Sequel Trilogy needs narrative restructuring, rather than post-production editing. We should have seen more of the New Republic and their rebirth, as well as the First Order’s growth.

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